Human Disorders

Burning Feet Syndrome or Grierson-Gopalan Syndrome

Definition Burning feet syndrome, also referred to Grierson-Gopalan syndrome, causes severe burning and aching of the feet, and changes of the feet that lead to excessive sweating. This medical condition can even affect the eyes. The condition occurs more frequently in women and is often a problem when a person …

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Heat Stroke – Definition, Causes, and Prevention.

Overview – Heat stroke Heat stroke is a form of hyperthermia or heat-related illness, an abnormally elevated body temperature with accompanying physical symptoms including changes in the nervous system function. Unlike heat cramps and heat exhaustion, two other forms of hyperthermia that are less severe, heat stroke is a true …

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Koilonychia- Definition, Treatment and Prevention

Definition Koilonychia is a condition where the nails do not develop normally and are very thin and concaved with raised edges. Due to the concavity of the nails, they are also known as “spoon” nails. Other than the concavity, koilonychia also affects the texture, color, shape, and thickness of the …

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